Friday, June 13, 2014
Sweet, sticky, and super easy! These chicken skewers are sure to please even the pickiest eaters in your family! Perfect for a quick weeknight meal or a weekend gathering around the grill. Best part? It uses pantry staples you likely already have on hand.
I'm a big fan of the grill. Not only does it keep my kitchen cool, grilling also means less dishes! I'm a year-round griller but I definitely ramp up during the spring and summer months when the fresh produce is begging to be grilled. And if I'm grilling veggies, I might as well grill the entire meal!
Chicken is probably a staple on most of our menus regularly and who isn't looking for a new way to prepare them? These are so simple. Throw them in the marinade the night before, come home from work, thread them on the skewer, and whisk together the easy glaze while they grill.
20 minutes, start to finish. My favorite!
Honey Raspberry Chicken Skewers
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-3 inch cubes for skewers
salt and pepper, to taste
For the marinade:
1/2 cup raspberry jam
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 cup honey
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 teaspoon each salt and pepper
For the glaze:
1 tablespoon honey
3 tablespoons raspberry jam
Salt and pepper the cubed chicken and place in a large ziplock bag. In a small bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients. Pour over the chicken, seal, and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight.
Whisk together the honey and jam and set aside.
Heat your grill to medium-high heat and oil the grates. Thread the marinated chicken onto skewers and grill for 5 minutes, or until one side is browned with good grill marks. Brush on the glaze and flip. Cook another 5 minutes, brush on the glaze, and flip again. Check for doneness; the juices should run clear and the chicken well browned on all sides.
Remove from heat, brush on any additional glaze, and serve.
Source: The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen
Posted by Aimee ~ See Aimee Cook at 7:00 AM